President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official four-day trip to China, led a delegation to Huawei’s research and development centre in Beijing today (17).
An agreement was signed during the visit, formalizing Huawei’s support for the digitization of Sri Lankan schools.
Simon Lin, Senior Vice President of Huawei technologies and President of Huawei Asia Pacific, announced his company’s readiness to support an annual study program aimed at nurturing software and hardware engineers in Sri Lanka.
He mentioned that Huawei has already initiated collaborations with several Sri Lankan universities, not only in academic assistance but also in providing technology and infrastructure.
Emphasizing the crucial role of both the Chinese Government and Huawei in supporting Sri Lanka’s digital education system and green energy production, President Wickremesinghe stressed the need for Sri Lanka to build a competitive digital and green economy to face the challenges of the future, adding that the foundational work for this transformation is already underway.
The Sri Lankan delegation was also briefed on Huawei’s international services and their latest technological advancements.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, Minister of Transport and Mass Media Dr Bandula Gunawardena, National Security Advisor and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayaka were also present on this occasion.